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Job Id/Status: 217987 / EXPIRED
Job Posted/Updated:07/03/2018
Position:Dental Assistant
Job Type:Perm
Days of Week:Mon, Tue, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Location: San Antonio, TX 78251
WE’RE HIRING! “JDC and The Smile Center are excited to partner together to give smiles to the whole family! One easy application- two great places to work” LOCATIONS: CULEBRA xxxx Culebra Rd Ste xxx San Antonio, TX xxxx1 W.W WHITE xxx S. W.W. White Rd San Antonio TX, xxxx0 WALZEM xxxx Walzem Rd San Antonio TX, xxxx8 The Dental Assistant works under the supervision of the Clinical Coordinator and are responsible for a wide range of tasks in the dental office - ranging from patient care and education to administrative duties to laboratory functions. Note: All employees need to be flexible and available to provide dental assistance and perform front desk duties based on the patient needs and as directed by clinic management. Core Responsibilities • Instruments: Sterilize dental instruments and equipment for each patient; Organize and lay out instruments for use; Hand instruments and other materials to dentist during procedures • Patients/Interpersonal: Question patients about their medical history and record the information for dentist's reference; Advise patients on effective dental care; Manage patients - help patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatment • Patients/Clinical: Take x-rays of patients' teeth; Take impressions of patients' teeth for casts to fabricate study models or to fabricate a temporary; Make temporary crowns • Assisting Dentist/Preparation: Prepare cements, composite, impression materials etc. • Assisting Dentist/Patient Care: Use suction and swabs to keep patients' mouths clear and dry during procedures; Apply topical anesthetic to patients' mouths; Place and remove rubber dams, matrices and wedges; Apply cavity lines and bases • Administration: Obtaining patients' dental records; Complete Dental Charting • Infection Control: Perform dental infection control plan management to conform to CDC, OSHA and ADA standards. Follow clinical guidelines for sterilization, disinfection, instrument cleaning and dental treatment room disinfection • Team Support: provide assistance in others areas of the clinic, as requested • Community Outreach: As requested, promote JDC by attending neighborhood events or visiting local businesses and distributing flyers and "goodie-bags" to the public Job Requirements • Bilingual Preferred (English/Spanish) • Minimum age of 18 with High School Diploma or equivalent • A minimum of 1 year experience in a professional office environment with customer interface highly desired • RDA certification highly desired, required within six months of start date • Intermediate to advance computer use and data entry skills • Reliable transportation; Ability to work clinic hours: VARIES BY LOCATION Work Environment & Physical Demands The work environment characteristics and physical demands are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting. The employee is regularly required to use hands to handle files, objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and reach with hands. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch. Employee frequently uses computer keyboard and mouse and views computer monitor frequently. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 5 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For more information please contact this post or apply directly at or you may submit your resume to [please sign-in to view contact information]